Posts Tagged 'Spain'

European Cave Paintings Older Than Previously Thought, Might Have Been Painted by Neanderthals

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Some European cave paintings are older than previously thought, implying that Neanderthals might have been their creators rather than Homo sapiens. It’s not yet certain, but some of the earliest paintings that were dated raise interesting questions, including whether Neanderthals were painters.

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Cretaceous Period Sankofa Pyrenaica Fossilized Eggs Are Unusually Shaped

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High in the Pyrenean mountains of Spain, paleontologists found hen-shaped dinosaur eggs sticking out of ancient sandstone. The eggs, that date back to 70 million years, were laid by a yet unknown dinosaur, which paleontologists speculate was a small meat-eater. They think that it stood on the blurry divide between birds and dinosaurs.

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Caves of Nerja Contain Earliest Human Drawings

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New dating tests have proven that the drawings from the Caves of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain, are the oldest paintings in the world made by humans. The represent seals and were painted more than 42,000 years ago.

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Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit

I was pretty disappointed that when NASA’s space shuttle program (STS) was shut down, they didn’t have a replacement ready to go. The replacement was actually canceled last October due to budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, check out this ingenious way to get into space, using a balloon instead of a rocket, so going into space won’t be as rough as you first imagined.

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REEM-H2 Humanoid ‘Bot Aims to Scare the Life Out of You

I don’t know why, but this scary robot isn’t from Japan, no siree, it’s from Spain. It’s safe to say that if these humanoid robots with faces like these take over the world, we’ll all be in trouble. Or at least psychologically scarred.

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2010 World Cup: Germany Vs Spain

I don’t really know what happened to this game. My wife enjoyed it, but I didn’t. Most of the offensive German players were effectively shut down by Spain. However Spain kept making a few too many passes and kept missing the goal. Müller was suspended because of his 2 yellow cards and his replacements didn’t do the job.

Özil touched the ball more, but wasn’t able to score. Germany had a few good chances, but Spain had quite a few more. In the end, Germany was completely outplayed. I just wonder why this happened, because it didn’t seem to be the same team who won the previous matches so decisively.

The match was very frustrating to watch because Spain kept missing the goal. At one point, Spain had 4 times more corner kicks than Germany. Anyway, I’m disappointed that the Germans are out, but I’ll be rooting for the Dutch. Hopefully, Arjen Robben and his squad will be able to shut the Spaniards down.

Puyol scored finally with a beautiful header from a corner kick late in the 2nd half.

2010 World Cup Semi Finals

With the quarter finals over, the Netherlands will face Uruguay int he semi-finals while the Germans take on Spain. It’s obvious that the Germans will move onto the finals, unless Spain can manage to get back into it. Their performance wasn’t very impressive in yesterday’s game, so I honestly doubt that they’ll be able to win it against the Germans. Also, even if some players weren’t have a great day for Germany, they were able to win in a convincing fashion. My money’s on Germany to win this year’s World Cup.

I’m sure that the Netherlands will destroy Uruguay. They are clearly not in the same league and the Dutch, after having dispatched Brazil, will have no problems moving onto the finals.

So it looks like we’ll have a European final, with the Netherlands facing off against Germany. Once again, I think that Germany will prevail, although we’ll have to see how it all ends.

The type of play is also quite different, between the Latin teams and the Northern European teams. I don’t like the amount of faking and fake fouling that happens when Latin American teams play, especially South Americans. This happens a lot less with the Germans. It’s surprising that Argentina and Brazil weren’t able to move on. For a while, it looked like it would be an all South American quarter-final.

It’s also good that the matches are now better spaced apart. I’ve had to stop checking up Twitter and my feeds while I watch the games after they have been aired. While I could watch the first match during the same night, since it aired at 10PM local time, it was much harder for the later game, which aired at 2:30AM. I had to wait for the next day. The Dutch game is on the 6th while the German game is on the 7th. The finals are on the 11th.


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